Friday, December 9, 2016

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

I am honored to be joining a talented group of stampers for the Deck the Hall with Inky Paws Blog Hop. Hop along for some great Holiday inspiration! And be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a prize! 

Here is my card I created with the Sweater Weather Stamp Set and Sweater Weather Die Set

The little critters is this stamp set are so cute and fun to color! Here are colored them with Copic Markers.  The create the scene I cut and matted a circle directly in the card from. Behind the card front I added a piece of foam to add some depth. I also added a hill of snow cut from white glittered card stock.

You can see the added depth to the circle  a little better here. The sentiment is from the stamp set. I finished of the card with a few PPP Clear Sparkling Sequins

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Sale! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also having a sale starting today! Spend $25 and get a mini tree tag stamp for free along with FREE shipping on US orders ($3.50 off international) Use code TREETAG to redeem this special! Free/Discounted Shipping is valid through Friday, November 16th. Free stamp is also valid through Friday, November 16th or while supplies last. 

Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 11th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 12th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions

It's release day at Taylored Expressions! All the new December products are available at the TE web store NOW.  I have two cards to share today showcasing a number of the new products. I hope you will inspired to create create a project for some who is special to you! 

I created this shaker card with my husband in mind. My husband is a guitarist and has played in bands since he was 16 years old. He is a big fan of the Beatles so this sentiment, from the All You Need is Love Stamp Set, is prefect! I stamped the sentiment on Oreo Card Stock in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I used foam tape to form the shaker. 

The background is stamped with the new Musical Background Stamp and the embellishment is cut with Little Bits - Treble/Bass. 

My second card is a masculine Valentine. The background is stamped with the Woodgrain Background Stamp in Earl Grey Ink. I used the new Brushstroke Valentine to stamp the sentiment in Delicata Silvery Shimmer Ink. I created the window with the Stitched Rectangle Stacklets. 

I love the font on the Sweet Script Die. I cut the word twice from Cherry Pop Card Stock and glued them together to add a little more depth. The word "heart" is stamped with a sentiment in the How Sweet It is Stamp Set.

Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Theme Week

Hello Friends! I am up on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog today sharing my project for the Christmas Theme Week & Giveaways.  If you are like me, you are finishing off those last few Christmas cards to give over the next few weeks. Here is my card I created with the Christmas Friends Stamp set. 

First I created the background of the card front. I stamped the snowflakes from the Winter Wonderland Stamp Set on white card stock in a white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Next I used a blending tool to ink the background with distress ink. I cut the smaller circle in the Scalloped Circle Dies from kraft card stock. Inside the circle I stamped branches and a sentiment from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set and added a few 4mm Gold Sequins and 3mm Clear Sparkling Sequins

The boy and girl are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the Christmas Friends Coordinating Dies. The border is cut with one of the dies in the Stitched Borders 2 Die. I added a patterned paper below the border. 

At this busy time of year I like to finish off the inside of my cards so that my cards are ready to go when I need them. I decided I wanted this card to hold a gift card. I used the Peekaboo Windows Die to create the pocket and stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Friends Stamp Set. Just remember when you adhere the inside panel to the inside of the card to leave the middle section open so that you can slide the gift card inside the pocket. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the Pretty Pink Posh  Blog for lots of inspiration and chance to win some great prized! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Taylored Expression December Sneak Peeks - It's All about the Hearts!

Welcome to Day 3 of Taylored Expressions December Sneak Peeks. I have two cards to share with you today that would not only be great for Valentine's Day but a great way to tell someone how special they are throughout the year.

I used the new Floating Hearts Cutting Plate to create the background for my card. I cut the plate from Sugar Cube Card Stock and just added a panel of Cherry Pop Card Stock behind the hearts. I decided to highlight one heart with a glitter red card stock. I also highlighted a few of the hearts with distress ink. Quick and easy, and I love the look! 

I added a sentiment for the new All You Need is Love Stamp Set. The sentiment is stamped in Sugar Cube Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I finished a the card with a few sequins.

For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Floating Hearts Cutting Plate! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 48 Crafty Points on the purchase of the TE Web Store exclusive Floating Hearts Cutting Plate!

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I used the second cutting plate being released this month, the Falling Hearts Cutting Plate, for the card background on my second card. After cutting the background I used the Mason Jar Die to cut a mason jar directly into the card front and added card stock, sponged with Salt Water Taffy Ink, behind the  jar. Then I stamped a jar with Mason Jar Stamp and die cut the jar with the Mason Jar die. Behind the open portion of the jar I added acetate. 

Next I stamped and die cut hearts with the new Filled with Love Stamp & Die Combo. The die in this set will cut out all 9 of the hearts at one time! I dropped the hearts in and attached the jar over the hearts. The tag is cut with the Tag Stacklets 3 and attached it with twine.